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a young bay area girl receives a gift of movement from a medical device . complete bay area coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. good evening. it is thursday november 3rd. i'm gas gas, this is bay area news at 7:00. her daughter has been missing -- i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. her daughter has been missing for three days now. she is issuing a plea for her daughter's safe return. the authorities say the girl may be in danger. >> reporter: gasia these pink ribbons are tied on trees in the name of shelby harris who the police believe she is with
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a 25-year-old man with a series of charges. >> reporter: her home has been a shell of the usual self-since the teenager disappeared on halloween night. cindy hair sis overcome with worry because she does not know where her 15-year-old daughter is, although she believes she is with a 25-year-old man. >> she just developed a relationship with him behind- the-scenes. none of us knew anything about it. so i am not sure where may went. the last place they were seen was in concord. >> reporter: that wases on tuesday. in a black honda civic. the man is gavin mcfate. there has been no contact. that and the fact that she is in the company of someone who is 10 years older than her has us concerned. >> reporter: i found the criminal complaint against him filed last month it accuses him of furnishing drugs, including cocaine to a minor, steroid possession and other felonies. he has a $1.8 million warrant out for his arrest.
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>> we know he is from the city of livermore. our contacts with him pretty minimal before this case. >> please, if you have any heart, if you really do care about shelby, if you do care about her, you would want the best for her and want her to be with her family, her friends, in school where she should be. >> reporter: shelby is 5 '7, 140 pounds. mcfate is 6 '3, 215 pounds. any information you are asked to call the police. back to you. >> more details now. the police tell us the license plate is 4prm200. they say it is not the car's real plate but they thank is is the license plate he put on his car. the car is said to be a late '90s model black honda civic. we have continuing coverage now of the occupy oakland protest following a violent confrontation early today. right now the city council is
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holding a special meeting and listened to heated comments from the public. >> we have to make change now. thank you. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> [ booing ] >> within the hour some booed the president of the oakland khapl ber of commerce asy he called for the occupy camp to be taken down. two people had to be taken a way from the mic. the police had to use tear gas and beanbag round at last nighty's protest when it turned violent. 101 arrests were made. five protesters were injured and three oakland police officers also received minor injuries. the police chief, jordan, says 200 anarchists moved from the protests and are to blame for the bulk of the trouble. >> there were fires that were set, a perimeter fire around a building to prevent the officers from going into the structure. we were able to overcome that by the help of fire and fire
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extinguishers, my officers were pelted with rocks and bottles. >> reporter there is no cost estimate. now, we are learning more tonight about exactly who the police arrested when last night's protest got out of hand. as paul chambers reports most of those who ended up in custody do not reside in oakland. >> 26 men and 25 woman were arrested last night and can face numerous charges. who are they? some are from oregon, utah, texas and new york. others are from southern california. but many of those arrested are from right here in the bay area. including safranciare from oakland. most were taken into custody for charges of remaining present at a place of a riot. other more serious charges include obstructing officers, defacing or destroying property with graphety and battery against an -- graffiti and battery against an officer. a man was assaulted and another
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man from elk grove faces a charge after a officer witnessed the suspect breaking windows near city hall. the district attorney can charge both men with felonies. >> i don't want to label them as a particular group because i don't know that. i can say generally we consider them anarchists, people who are intent on causing problems. >> reporter: the police say riders used shields, bottles, rocks and bottles filled with paint on officers last night. when we caught up with some of those being released saying they were not part of a group. >> these movements can't just be these subdued demonstrations. people are angry. people have the right to be age rear. >> reporter: at this hour people are behind bars. they have video of the rioters in action committing crime. they plan to release it tomorrow. in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the cleanup got underway
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this morning. some of the occupy activists stepped forward to help them remove the spray paint and remove the pressure that occupy movement is root inside violence. >> reporter: some are saying it is hard enough to survive without chaos and vandalism. damage caused by protests or anarchists forces them to pay extra for repairs, insurance and security. one professor says the city is sending the wrong message. >> laws seem to be implemented haphazardly and that is really dangerous fornesses and would make them -- for businesses and would make them skeptical to move them to the area. >> reporter: they know of three companies that pulled back from negotiations to move to the city. meantime, oakland police are looking into this accident that left two protesters injured. it was caught on cell phone video. look at the center of the screen. the car here moved slightly forward as a protester bangs on the hood and then the car goes straight ahead. the driver swerves to get away. two people were hit.
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we are told the injuries are not life-threatening. the b.a.r.t police responded to the scene. they say officers interviewed the driver and let him go saying it was not the right time or place to determine fault. occupy protesters marched through downtown san francisco today. calling for a new tax on wall street. a large group of nurses, students and members of community groups marched to the federal reserve bank on market street. they want a 1.5% transaction tax on bond trade and other financial transactions, such a tax could generate as much as $350 billion annually. for more coverage including video from the overnight violence go to and click on the occupy protest hreufrbg at the top of our home page -- link at the top of our home page. president barack obama is at the g-8 summit. the u.s. economy is effected.
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>> central to our discussions is how do we achieve greater global oath and put people back to work. that means we will have to resolve the situation here in europe and without -- >> president barack obama held separate meetings with german chancellor and french president. both are leading europe in its struggle with debt and growth. the prime minister of greece scrapped plans for a reverendum on the bailout. a vote would of sunk the rescue plan and could of resulted about in greece leaving the eur ozone. that decision in greece provided relief on wall street as stocks notched a second straight day of gains, the do you jumped 208 points chosing above 12,000 and the nasdaq gained 57. sunnyvale based microdeviceses is cutting the workforce. they say they are sending pink slips to 1400 workers in an attempt to get costs under control. that is 10% of their workforce. amd says the layoffs will save them $118 million next year.
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that money could help them research and expansion into areas such as low power chips and phurpblging markets and cloud computing. -- merging markets and cloud comput putting. first time claims dropped by 9,000 to 397,000. that is the lowest level in five weeks. the number of people continuing to collect jobless benefits fell by 10,000 to about 3.7 million. in a rare move today it, a republican-led house panel voted to subpoena the white house over the loan deal. the commit seseeking documents to see who may of influenced the decision to bankroll the failed solarfirm in fremont. the company received half a billion loan guarantee and then filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1100 workers. the republicans suggest the loan might of been a political favor. they note a top investor is one of president barack obama's donors. the white house called the subpoenas unwarranted. a group pushed for
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foreclosed properties to be given to homeless people as temporary shelter. the community homeless alliance toured one bank-owned home. the group plans to ask banks to allow homeless people to live in empty homes until they are sold. but a realtor cold ktvu it would be a hard sale because banks would face liability issues associated with a plan. firefighters found a body today inside of a condo that burned in a fast-moving fire overnight. the blaze broke out at 11:30 p.m. and damaged four units at the complex. the neighbors say the victim was an elderly woman. the coroner has not determined the victim's identity. another resident was treated for smoke inhalation. when the firefighters arrived they found the building fully involved in flames and had a difficult time getting into the unit where the fire started because of intense heat. >> the whole building was going up like a giant match. the flames were going up 20 to 30 feet a buff the level of the roof line. it was one big solid flame. >> the red cross is offering to
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help nine people displaced by the fire. the cause is under investigation. although the fire department says it does not seem suspicious. doctor conrad murray's trial is in the final phase. how the attorneys characterized him during closing arguments. >> they call this a brain in a box. and it helps this bay area girl overcome a severely debilitating brain injury. cool showers continue to move,parts of the bay area. coming up i will highlight chances for tomorrow. and i will break down the timing of another system that could impact one part of your weekend
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. five candidates for mayor of san francisco got together to launch an attack on the current mayor. they joined forces accusing the mayor of money laundering. the candidates asked the fair practical commission to investigate. lee's spokes man denied it is aing the campaign is 100% in compliance with the law. one of those candidates made new accusations against san francisco police today. he revealed videos that showed police misconduct. the latest tape we are showing you here is richmond district officers handcuffing a grocery store owner. the officers used excessive force. the police chief says he just received the video late today, excuse me, yesterday, that is as the tape shows no smoking gun. the case against the dr. accused of killing pop star michael jackson is in the jury's hands with deliberations set to start tomorrow. lawyers tried to sway the jury one last time. >> reporter: before the attorneys began their closing statements the judge read the first portion of jury
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instructions. basically a road map for the seven men and five women will will decide the guilt or innocence. >> the people must prove that, one, that the defendant committed a lawful act but acted with criminal negligence, and two, that the defendant's act caused the death of the alleged victim, michael joseph jackson. >> the state argues that murray was negligent when caring for jackson and an iv drip of propofol given to jackson by murray led to his death. >> reporter: the case is nearing an end it it will never be over for jackson's children. >> that conrad murray caused the death of michael jackson, that conrad murry left prince, paris, and blanket without a father. for them this case does not end today. >> reporter: the defense says that jackson, not murry delivered the fatal dose. a claim that put the leading
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propofol experts throughout the trial. >> they will not tell you what they really want. they want you to convict dr.  murray for the actions of michael jackson. >> reporter: if convicted he faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license, in los angeles, ktvu channel 2 news. a california law that makes it illegally to openly carry a handgun is challenge inside court. jerry brown signed the bill into law and it is set to go into effect in january. the group california right to carriy has filed cases in three separate federal courts. they are arguing the right to keep and bear arms. a similar law in washington, d.c. was ruled unconstitutional in 2008. matta aleu has died. he passed away this morning in his native dominican republic for complications related to diabetes. he was 72. in 1960s, he and his two brothers were the only all
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brother outfield ever in the major leagues after traded from the giants he won the 1966 national league batting title with the pirates and a career 307 hitter. as the grab season approaches all signs point to a good one. state biologist release aid report saying the crabs appear to be abundant in northern california waters. the season begins on saturday. the commercial season starts on november 15th and the waters south of menocino county and november 21st for the north coast. many depend on our hand- held devices throughout the day but one little girl uses hers to help her walk. why this medical breakthrough is called a brain in a box. >> reporter: 11-year-old allison has cerebral palsy. her brain does not send signals to her right foot and ankle. but this does. until now, she has had what is called foot drop. a frustrating and limiting deterioration of her walking. you can see it here. >> it is hard to watch your kid
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struggle. with anything. it was very obvious that she had a difference. >> reporter: she is the first in a child fitted with this electrical device called a walk aid. >> it stimulates a nerve to move the foot and ankle. the timing is controlled by an exceloometer. >> it helps me jump and run and walk. and if i want to keep up with my friends i can keep up with them. and not trip and then fall. >> reporter: therapists say it can work for people with stroke, multiple sclerosis. they say it is superior to any brace and reported use appears to rewire some patient's brains so they walk without the
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device. it is hoped that her own brain will do the same. >> she will have the freedom to do anything and everything she wants. just like everybody else. >> reporter: that study is expected by the end of the year. it should encourage insurance companies to pay for the $5,000 device that is currently experimental for children. health and science editor, ktvu channel 2 news. golden state, matt barns, stopped by children's in oakland to visit the young patients there. he was in town for a charity basketball game that he organized for saturday. it will pit and they will have plenty of free time. everyone's favorite international spy is finally embarked on the latest mission for the silver screen. he joins filmmakers to announce the start of filming for the next james bond film it is called "sky fall" and should hit theaters next november. this is the 23rd installment of the popular film franchise.
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today's announcement comes 50 years to a day after sean conry was announced as zz7 in "dr. no". welcoming half a dozen residents to the popular exhibit. we will explain how these birds are feeling comfortable by being so far from home. it is cold and rainy in many parts. you can watch bay area news at 7:00 and all of our news casts on our computer or mobile device. we are streaming live for you at state farm. this is jessica.
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but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again? [ crying ] i miss you, jessica! jerry, are you crying? no, i just, i bit my tongue. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. text save to 7-8836. . it felt like fall as rain, wind and cooler temperatures moved in the bay area. this is what it looked like in oakland's jack lennon square neighborhood this afternoon as a light rain fell. some people were prepared and had theirum pwrel las but others, like the lady on the right, had had to do what she had to keep from getting wet. many rushed to get grapes harvested before the rain. wet and cold weather can threaten certain grapes. the owner of the winery says this year's harvest is late because of the cool weather in may and june. he is as it could translate to higher prices on down the road. our meteorologist mark tamaya talks to us now about a temperature change. >> yes. you felt it instant you stepped outside of the door this
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morning with the temperatures coming down quite a bit just within a 12 hour period. that cold air triggered rain showers across parts of the bay area. right now it is fizzling out. a few scattered showers to the east and to our south right around monterey bay. you can see a bit of coverage developing out here in the pacific. just out to the west around pacificca and half-moon bay and a tiny sell. not a major deal closing in on burling game and san car loss. i want to hold on to the possibility of a few showers for the rest of the evening. for tonight, forecasted showers out there. chilly. bundle up tomorrow morning with skies partly cloudy in the afternoon. the weekend a cool pattern and another system could trigger rain. 34, san francisco, 48, san jose, 43 degrees. off to a chilly start. a cold front moved through earlier today. the cold air moved through. this area of low pressure, the
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temperatures tomorrow, barely making it it up to the upper 50s to lower 60s. so, a sun cloud mix for your friday and highs around 58 and 62 degrees. as we take it into saturday our next system will be approaching, increasing clouds, a chance of a few north bay showers middle to late afternoon on saturday. basically it moves in on saturday afternoon. and most of saturday could be dry especially for the half of the day. to the sierra the current storm is a snow pro producer. and in the three to four inches of snow levels down to 4,000 feet. here is the forecast model with the 10:00 and 11:00 with a little bit of activity showing up to the east bay and the south bay. then, tomorrow morning, a chance of a left over sprinkle. you get an idea the bulk of the action heading out to the east and with that the skies are partly cloudy for tomorrow afternoon. but it will still feel brisk
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out there. santa rose a59. 58 degrees. san jose, 60. here is a look ahead. your extended forecast with the weekend always in view and saturday increasing clouds for the rain clouds reflecting the showers middle afternoon but a better bet saturday evening maybe a few drops. >> tuxedos were on full displays today with the latest half-dozen residents. the zoo showed off 6 new penguins. the zoo keepers say were among several hundred up the coast of brazil. most were transported to another area where fish was plentiful. they were set for the monterey bay aquarium. they join the zoos other penguins now numbering 51. that is our report, i'm gasia mikaelian, thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks and our coverage continues on line at and with tonight's 10:00 news over on ktvus channel 2 news.
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